The master of disguise
By Kinjal Trivedi
Last week we talked about how paintings have been stolen from museums, art shows or the artists themselves. Would you like to watch a heist on Netflix?
Lupin, a new Netflix show about a thief who steals Marie Antoinette’s prized jewels from the Louvre, is captivating viewers around the world.
The story is of the fictional “gentleman thief” and master of disguise Arsène Lupin, created by French writer Maurice Leblanc in 1905.
Lupin seems like a stylish heist story. But its deeper themes focus on class, race, and a broken legal system that treats the ultra-rich differently than the lower classes.
The undercurrent theme of the show is the painful reality of racism in Europe, especially for immigrants from former colonies.
I wonder why so many segments of the art and creative world are promoting the Louvre. Did you watch the David Guetta concert at the Louvre on New Years Eve?